Okay, everyone. David Muir was supposed to be “Going Home…to Syracuse” and I think he may still be. It’s just that his name has been removed from the television commercial. Now, it is strictly Diane Sawyer‘s name that is being promoted. I guess Diane will be announcing that David Muir is “Going Home.” So, is it his story, his main story? Or is Diane Sawyer taking any of the credit for his “discovery?” Either way, what a shame that no one is talking to anyone that has really been affected by the economy in Syracuse. They’ll, or shall I say, David, will still talk to people in jobs that have been around since the early 70’s in Syracuse. People who were once fired by a company – only to all be hired back will be the focus of the “Going Home” episode or ABC News. I definitely think there should be more than one show on Syracuse. Just look at all the stories that ABC News could expand on. Again, ex-Mayor Lee Alexander, the ousted Mayor brought down by racketeering and trafficking (aren’t politicians committing the same crimes today without jail time?) could be discussed. Also, ex-Police Chief Thomas J. Sardino of Syracuse, New York, who was respected by the people of Syracuse for his patience and wisdom. These two personalities alone could again put Syracuse back on the map (of greatness). Along with being freedom fighters for Syracuse, Mayor Lee Alexander and Chief Sardino were people persons. They were approachable – as they would shake hands with the common folk on duty as well as off duty.
I don’t know if the show, “Going Home,” will do any justice to the history of Syracuse. I guess it would have at least hinted to that being the case in the promo for the show. Maybe Diane Sawyer is producing David Muir’s segment. Please don’t let there be any made up survey scores about the feelings or mood of the Syracuse people. That would really be too much. One thing that does seem to be flourishing in Syracuse is the music. Syracuse seems to have some of the best music played of all the east coast. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s just a different kind of freedom….being played.